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ICC to discuss Hair matter in Board meeting

Published: Sunday, August 27, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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000 dollar. He, however withdrew the demand two days later and called for an early end to the controversy.

Mr Speed said the controversial umpire would be discussed in the ICC meeting this Saturday and his fellow match-official at the Oval Test Billy Doctrove would be called to give his version of the matter.

''When these charges come before the adjudicator, Billy will be giving evidence. He's been interviewed by ICC's lawyers and made a statement about it,'' Mr Speed said.

Mr Speed said the ICC was correct in making Hair's e-mail, in which he demanded money to step down, public as several legal issues were involved in the matter.

''Darrell sent it to his line manager Doug Cowie, the umpire and referees' manager. He doesn't have authority to hand out 500,000 dollar, to keep it secret, to mislead the public, to keep it out of ICC's audit, to keep it out of ICC's annual reports of which we distribute 5,000 copies,'' he said.

''It had to go somewhere else. It had to go to David Richardson, to whom Doug reports, and David then had to refer it to me,'' he added.

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